Solomon is a resident of South Orange, N.J., and an award-winning independent radio reporter and producer for National Public Radio.

As a Spencer fellow, she produced a multimedia project looking at the causes of the minority achievement gap in a middle-class New Jersey suburb. The project included an hour-long public radio documentary, a two-part series on National Public Radio, a podcast and a website with audio slide shows.  The documentary looked beyond test scores to examine why so many black kids are falling behind by visiting preschools, homes, classrooms and lunch-time student hangouts.

Solomon earned a master’s degree in 1986 from the Journalism School and worked for several California daily newspapers before moving to radio. She won the 2005 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for a story that examined the collapse of New Jersey’s state child welfare agency.

Published work:
Transportation Nation/Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race and Inequality”
Radio documentary, WNYC, January 2011

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